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Building Blocks

The Building Blocks programme is a form of early intensive behavioural intervention designed to help young children on the autism spectrum.

It draws on a variety of approaches, including: naturalistic play-based intervention, behavioural and developmental theory, structured teaching, the development of functional communication skills, positive behaviour support, assessment of sensory processing issues, and extensive use of visual supports.

The Building Blocks programme was developed by staff at Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

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